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Eye-catching 3D-printed fashion jacket on Royal Ascot Ladies' Day 2013

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A short article about our latest project from Larisa Katz Art Couture Designer. Featured on 3ders.org and well received by worldwide press on 2013 Royal Ascot's Ladies' Day.

This project was done using FDM 3D printers and an Ultimaker was included :wink:


Early June 2013, art couture designer Larisa Katz and 3D designer Patrick Römgens from Phuntec started their first project together: Create art couture with FDM 3D printers.


The project started with taking a Full Body 3D Scan of Larisa, who would wear the end results to show her new work to the public. After taking the scan and looking at the results, the decision was made to create something that hasn't been done before:

a 3D-Printed fashion jacket for women.


A perfect shape for the base of the jacket was cut out of the scan, restyled and adjusted in size for a perfect fit. Now both designers had their platform to work with, Larisa could envision her ideas on a virtual 3D model while Patrick was translating her ideas into the 3D modelling software. Mainly Blender was used for post-scan 3D design work but sometimes Sketchup was used to trace a photo into a basic 3D model.






Once the complete jacket was designed it was cut into pieces for 3D printing on standard FDM printers with a maximum build size of 21x21x25cm. Each piece was then 3D printed in either flexible PLA for the parts around the shoulders to maintain flexibility while wearing, other pieces were 3D printed in standard PLA and all parts were stitched together to further ensure flexibility of the end result.


The final result, combined with the hat designed by Larisa a big head turner was first shown on the Royal Ascot Ladies' Day this June 2013 in London.




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i have to say i love the idea... but the final design or should i say conbination,. leave in my eye a little to be desired.

Idont think planking a box of sun disks on this womens head, really let anything to the brilliance of her 3d printed top dress.

also why stop just at the top piece... why not do the full dress as beautifully printed panels that would conect to one another and allow good movement.... that would have been incredible.... its just kinda pushed back a bit with this overall design.....

but thanks for the super info and share.

Ian :-)


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It´s actually the other way around.

The Royal Ascot Ladies Day is all about the hats, that's why the big sunscreen on her head. We had the chance to also get our printed jacket to be shown there.

The jacket will be featured in more presentations in the near future and there will be more to come to either complete this outfit or a completely new style, we don´t know yet.

And dresses have been done before, but a jacket not until now.


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